Why Soft Skills Matter

‘Soft skills’ refers to our character traits; how we interact with others, approach tasks and respond to scenarios within our daily lives. These skills are not restricted to a specific occupation or job role but are transferable skills that are developed over time with experience and self-awareness.

When you look at any job advert, you will see a list of qualifications that includes not only the technical skills you need for the job but also qualities such as “excellent communication”, “organisation” or “team player” listed. However, regardless of whether you have the technical skills required for the job, if you cannot demonstrate fundamental soft skills, employers may not consider you in their recruitment process.

The earlier in our careers we understand how to develop and nurture our soft skills, the more likely we are to succeed in our professional roles and enhance our employability.

Soft skills allow us to work efficiently, help us improve our working relationships and implement our technical skills and knowledge to a higher standard. The more we develop these skills, the better equipped we are to cope with challenges and ultimately become a valued member of a team.

Here are some examples of soft skills that are sought after by any workforce:

  • Self-motivation
  • Teamwork
  • Creativity
  • Time management
  • Organisation
  • Flexibility
  • Positivity
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Problem-solving

Here at Pavilion Training, our unique delivery model, industry-led learning content and team of caring, experienced Skills Coaches can benefit all learners wishing to excel in their career. For further information, contact us today and our expert team will be to support you every step of the way.